- Also bob·tailed. having a bobtail.
- cut short; docked; cropped.
- shorter or briefer than usual; abbreviated: Several legislative items must be dropped from the current bobtail session of Congress.
Origin of bobtail
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Examples from the Web for bobtail
But Bobtail did not laugh, for Monkey was a friend, and a brother, in the generic sense.
He asked a thousand questions which Bobtail could not answer, and a thousand more which he did answer.
"I always mean to keep myself straight, sir," added Bobtail.
We will grant that Bobtail delivered your letter to you all right.
Then Bobtail said he had a letter for you, and I told him to put it on your desk.
- a docked or diminutive tail
- an animal with such a tail
- having the tail cut short
- to dock the tail of
- to cut short; curtail
C16: from bob ² + tail 1
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